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Mike Barnhardt, Author at clemmonscourier

Opinion

Editorial: Hank Aaron lived his life with dignity 

I was there for No. 709. I had been to a few games prior to this one, so I may have seen Hammerin’ Hank Aaron ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: COVID relief bill includes not-so-obvious expenditures 

I was somewhat amused at the Facebook uproar over the recent COVID relief bill. It included a government spending plan that sent millions to overseas ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: One issue doomed Dan Forest 

Remember all of those pundits who said the coronavirus would be gone after the election? It isn’t. And it doesn’t matter who wins or won ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Don’t let pandemic stop you from honoring veterans 

What do you say to Harold Frank of Cornatzer, the Davie man who went through hell in a German prisoner of war camp during World ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Farming is an honorable ad needed calling

I should have been a farmer. Even as a child, I loved working in the family vegetable garden. I didn’t mind using a hoe to ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, October 29, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Will politics as usual ever be the same again? 

I’m beginning to agree with some advice found within a song of the late, great songwriter John Prine. The opening line of the chorus of ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Southern science helps predict the weather

Hold on tight, folks. There’s almost three months left in 2020. We all know about 2020 — the year we wish had never happened. The ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Board made right decision in denying gun range permit 

It was better than a television drama show. When the Davie County Board of Adjustments met last week to decide whether to issue a special ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Davie always a leader in recycling 

We’ve had it made here in Davie County for years. We’ve taken it for granted. And now, we’re going to have to pay the cost. ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Coronavirus proves we detest change

If nothing else, the coronavirus has proven that we aren’t prepared. And it has nothing to do with the number of respirators (remember when that ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: WWII stories ring true for many veterans 

Sheek Bowden Jr. came into the office Monday morning with two short stories he wanted to share. Interesting and cute stories, sure. Stories of widespread ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Jim Rumley helped shape Cooleemee’s reputation 

Cooleemee has been called a lot of different things over the years; and often from those who lived elsewhere, those names weren’t flattering. Those people ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Postal service does a good job of delivering bills 

For more than 50 years, I’ve depended on the United States Postal Service. And to tell you the truth, I don’t think they’ve once let ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, August 20, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

10 to Win! Initiative aims to support Davie educators 

It was an old stone building, on a side street in the sleepy little town of Mocksville. But it scared me half to death. I’m ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

WWII veteran Tom Ferebee a true hero

Sometimes, this job does have its perks. I’ve met presidential candidates Bob Dole and Al Gore. I’ve played golf with Patrick Duffy and Bill Smitrovich. ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:00 am

Local News

Mocksville, Clemmons fire departments take part in training

By Mike Barnhardt Davie County Enterprise Record Safety first. Jay Kimura, plant manager for The Andersons facility on Industrial Boulevard in Mocksville, stresses that every ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:41 am

Opinion

Editorial: Virus can’t stop the true joy of summer 

The summer of 2020. Will we ever be able to forget it? Wearing a face mask in the sweltering heat is no fun. Heck, wearing ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Superintendent, school system doing their best 

Kudos to Jeff Wallace and his team at the Davie County School System. Admittedly, I was skeptical when he was named superintendent. It looked like ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Police dept. in the news for wrong reason 

Mocksville Town Manager Matt Settlemyer could take a lesson from Terry Bralley. Way back in the mid-1980s, Bralley, the current economic developer for Davie County, ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Humor quickly fading from coronavirus 

It was easy to write a humorous column about the toilet paper shortage in early April. The shortage is still going on. It’s not funny ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Help the police; old buildings; and old bodies

Lock your cars at night, folks. And be aware of the goings on in your own neighborhood. Last week, several areas of Davie County and ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Missing baseball and wondering about unions

I miss baseball. To be specific, I miss watching the Atlanta Braves on television. I’m sure my Yankee friends feel the same about their team. ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Say it, white people: black lives matter

Black lives matter. There. I said it. If you’re white, you should say it, too. Out loud. Write it down and put it on your ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Pandemic just a roadblock for Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 is something special. Forty-four years from now, I bet they’ll remember waiting in their cars to get a diploma, taking classes ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Yearning for some more live music

So we’re in another phase of reopening the economy from the coronavirus. More businesses are open. More could open, but aren’t. We only hope it’s ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Let’s get Goss marker corrected

U.S Marine Lance Cpl. James Spurgeon Goss was a hero. The young man had a tough home life growing up in Davie County, but he ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Editorial: Can staying at home cause hallucinations?

Has Roy Cooper had a haircut recently? I tend to be on the yes side. Others say he’s bushier than before in the back, and ... Read more

by Mike Barnhardt, Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:00 am

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